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107-Year-Old Dress Comes Back to Life!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

107-Year-Old Dress Comes Back to Life!

We loved learning about the unique history of Cathy L.’s dress as we restored it for her. We hope bringing the dress itself back to life brings its history back with it. Thanks, Cathy! Viola May Howard wore this dress on her wedding day to Joseph Des Lauriers in the year 1910. Viola’s dress during restoration Viola’s daughter Rosa wore the same dress on her wedding day to Thomas Logan in June 1944. The dress was restored to the same condition it was in the first time it was worn — in 1910! Viola’s...

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Best of Wedding and Couples Choice Awards for 2017

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Best of Wedding and Couples Choice Awards for 2017

We are thrilled to announce two great awards for Heritage Garment Preservation wedding dress preservation services for 2017. It is an honor to receive both of these awards and we are so grateful to our fabulous customers who made the awards possible. Our customer reviews allowed us to be considered for the awards. Best of Weddings 2017 is awarded from TheKnot.com. This is the second year we were awarded the Best of Weddings from theknot.com. We also received the award in 2016. The Couples Choice Award is from Weddingwire.com This is the...

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Beautiful Gown, Beautiful Cause

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Beautiful Gown, Beautiful Cause

by Sarah S.   I wore my dress on September 6, 2015 at our outdoor wedding in upper Michigan. I bought my gown in NYC at The Bridal Garden which is a non-profit organization that donates proceeds to education for disadvantaged kids in NY. They often receive donated gowns from designer sample sales and I was lucky to find this Pronovias gown for my big day. I was with my friend, Jessica, on our annual trip there and flew it back on the plane with me (we lived in Orlando at the time). Thanks so much for sharing this with us,...

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A Twenty for Your Thoughts

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 2 comments

A Twenty for Your Thoughts

We would love to know a few things about your wedding gown and your cleaning needs so we’ve created a survey with a little incentive to coax it out of you. We’re offering $20 off any wedding gown cleaning, restoration and/or preservation of $299 or more just for answering five easy questions. Survey Questions The questions we are asking in this survey are: When was your gown worn? What services do you want for your gown? What criteria is most important for selecting a cleaner? Are you willing to use a “wholesale...

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Finding the Perfect Dress – Twice

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Finding the Perfect Dress – Twice

Wedding Dress Story By Christina D. Every little girl always dreams of the day she gets married and by the time that day comes – the details of that special day are already a vision that just needs to be brought to life.  My story is no different.  I always dreamed of a sparkly ruffled dress with a picture perfect background with flowers that compliment perfectly. The day I met my now husband, I knew he was the one.  Four months later he proposed at the Luke Bryan concert during our song, Play it Again.  We wasted no time in...

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How to: Stress-free holiday!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in General, Newlywed Tips | 0 comments

How to: Stress-free holiday!

It’s supposed to be the best time of the year… but sometimes it ends up being the most stressful! Consider these 5 tips for making your holidays less stressful.   Separate needs from wants. Do you need to bake pies for all 10 houses in your neighborhood by Christmas Eve?  Be able to tell the difference between what you’d like to do and what you have to do. The holiday should be just that — a holiday! Make your own traditions. While it was fun to act out The Nativity every year with a full set and...

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Embellished Wedding Gown Restoration

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Embellished Wedding Gown Restoration

It’s so rewarding to see already-beautiful gowns transform during our cleaning and preservation products. These gowns obviously have special memories to go with them if the owners are taking the time to clean and preserve them for future generations to keep or wear again. Before Wedding Dress Restoration This white satin wedding dress with lace and pearl embellishments was in surprisingly good condition considering its age– however the mildly dirty hemline and yellow spots on the front kept it from truly shining the way it used...

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SURPRISE! A Wedding Gown Restoration Story

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

SURPRISE! A Wedding Gown Restoration Story

We couldn’t be more honored to be a part of a truly special surprise. Best of luck to Miranda and her mother Kim in pulling off this wonderful surprise! by Kim Stevens This dress is being preserved because my daughter, Miranda Stevens, wants to wear her Grandma’s wedding dress for her August 2017 wedding.  Grandma does NOT know that she is planning on wearing it and our hope is to surprise her when we go to “try on dresses.” (We’ve tried to slyly ask details and actually had to sneak into their house to get...

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Cyber Sale Extended – Save 10% on Gown Care

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Cyber Sale Extended – Save 10% on Gown Care

Our Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale was a huge success so we have decided to extend it for the whole month of December. Tell a friend and then you can both enjoy our best discount of the year. Save $30 – $90 with our 10% off Heritage Select™ and Heritage Couture™ wedding gown cleaning and preservation packages with discount code: BFCM10%off Heritage Essentials™ orders enjoy a Free Custom Label with coupon code: FreeLabel Get your gown care quote at: Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation Happy holidays from...

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Alyson’s Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Alyson’s Wedding Gown Story

We think Alyson’s gown has such a simple, elegant beauty. We especially loved the silk belt strip breaking the alencon lace overlay that accented her figure perfectly! We loved working on her dress and loved hearing her wedding gown story. Thanks for sharing, Alyson! by Alyson Flaim “I wore the gown on our wedding day May 13th, 2016. “It was purchased online through BHLDN after trying it on at the BHLDN Georgetown, DC store. It caught my eye...

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